<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:21:09 -0700 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:21:09 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:41:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![CDATA[Burning Man "Burners" Head to Wal-Mart During Rain]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burning-man-AP139188049693.jpg
The Silicon Valley elite show up at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert with air-conditioned yurts, high-security RV caravans and servants.

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<![CDATA[Giant Duck Will Stick Around LA Until September]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:53:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/234*120/Rubber+Duck+Tall+Ships+Fes.JPG
A giant rubber duck that has been drawing crowds to the Port of Los Angeles since it’s arrival last week will be staying in town a few more days, organizers said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:20:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>
<![CDATA[Skateboarders Shred Buckled Napa Streets]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:50:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/cali.JPG
A 6.0-magnitude quake jolted the Bay Area early Sunday morning, sparking fires, damaging buildings, injuring scores, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes...

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<![CDATA[Locals Create Panda-Themed San Diego Flag]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:34:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SD-Republic-Panda-Flag.jpg
When people think of San Diego a few things instantly come to mind: sun, surf and, of course, pandas.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Accused of Trying to Enter Maternity Ward With Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A South Bay woman is alive and well after recovering from a condition that’s usually difficult to bounce back from: death.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1200x675-Burt1.jpg
A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

Photo Credit: Booking Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/navy+sailboat+auction.JPG
A 1-year-old who nearly drowned in his Bonsall neighbor’s backyard pool Monday is the sixth “near-drowning” case at Rady Children’s Hospital in two days, hospital officials say.

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<![CDATA[Bighorn Sheep Rescued from Riverside County Canal]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:23:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BIGHORN+sheep-canal-Aug+18-2014_02.jpeg
Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face.

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<![CDATA[Man Gets Shot in Head, Walks to Hospital]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:17:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hospital+generic+722.jpg
A man in a New York suburb with a gunshot wound to the head was apparently able to walk himself to the hospital, authorities in Westchester County said Saturday. Authorities were investigating the circumstances...]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Plants Worth $5M Removed From SoCal Public Park]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pot+bust+oc+august+15+copy.jpg
A wrong-way motorist accused of driving under the influence of meth and hitting and injuring multiple cyclists on Fiesta Island in San Diego was found with a baggie of meth hidden in her vagina, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Uncanny: "Canstruction" Sculptures Made From Thousands of Cans ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Canstruction_39%5B1%5D.jpg
Sculptures made of cans are on display at Merchandise Mart in Chicago as part of the 8th annual Canstruction competition, during which teams create the large sculptures made of thousands of canned goods.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA["Ima Thief" Busted for Stealing: PD]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:07:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/imathiefbondcourt.jpg
A South Florida man who told police his name was Ima Thief was met by a judge's laughter when he appeared in bond court Thursday on charges he tried to steal two televisions from a

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Teen "Repeatedly" Struck With Flashlight: Police]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:09:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mug-shots-split-bay.jpg
The Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner defended his office from criticism that he offered too many details of Robin Williams' suicide. Lieutenant Keith Boyd said that under California law he...

Photo Credit: Palo Alto Police]]>
<![CDATA["Hot Cop of Castro" Does "Ice Bucket Challenge"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:22:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0709-2014-ChrisKohrs.jpg
A Facebook page dedicated to the "Hot Cop of Castro" has garnered more than 12,000 likes in two weeks.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA["She Just Took Off With It": World Yo-Yo Champ's Dad]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tessa-yoyo-th.jpg
The San Francisco owner of the "Mrs. Doubtfire" house feels it's quite appropriate he lives in the house where the late Robin Williams was transformed from a hairy-legged father to a more-than-svelte...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Tessa Piccillo ]]>
<![CDATA[SF Zoo Names Howler Monkey for Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/howler.jpg
Robin Williams stood in the eye of his own humor hurricane, a human perpetual motion machine of comedy who unleashed manic streams of pop-cultural consciousness with the improv intensity of a be-bop great...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of San Francisco Zoo Facebook page]]>
<![CDATA[Residents Set Up Dog Walker "Wall of Shame"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:23:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dog-Poop-Shaming.jpg
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Video: Bear in Kiddie Pool Delights Triplets]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:47:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/bear+pool+monrovia+aug11.jpg
A black bear named Oscar has been recaptured after climbing out of his South Texas zoo exhibit and slipping into a pool meant for seals. Officials say security will be increased at the bear grotto after...

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Photo Credit: Toshi Myamoto]]>
<![CDATA[Number Goof Leads to Years of Alcatraz Misdials]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edtAP7106130276.jpg
Police arrested an Elmo, a Spider-Man and two men dressed as Iron Man in Times Square over the weekend as authorities posted fliers in the Crossroads of the World reminding tourists they don't have to pay...

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<![CDATA[Elderly Woman Caught With Cash in Girdle at Airport]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:39:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cash-generic-722x406.jpg
A Philadelphia mom is searching for answers after the deadly Ebola virus took the lives of two of her children. Georgia Nah was thrusted into the spotlight July 25 when her son, Patrick Sawyer, 40 became...

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Is Potato Salad Guy California's Fault]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/5267386119_8bc31236f6_b.jpg
Turns out that California was one of the highest contributors to the oddball project, second only to Ohio.

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo / Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[10K Pounds of Pot Behind Toys Boxes]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:41:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/barbie-boxes-weed.jpg
Authorities say the robbery of a marijuana grow in Central California triggered a gunbattle in which two people were killed and a 15-year-old girl was used as a human shield by fleeing

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Photo Credit: San Bernardino Police]]>
<![CDATA[Shoplifters Swipe Lobsters, Rogaine, Whitening Strips: Cops]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:29:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Suffolk-County-Shoplifters.jpg
People in one New Jersey town were surprised when they saw a black bear taking a stroll down the street on its hind legs earlier this week. A resident in Jefferson Township posted a video to YouTube showing the...

Photo Credit: SCPD]]>
<![CDATA[Toddler Causes White House Lockdown]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:22:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/whitehouse6.jpg
The woman sentenced Wednesday for passing through airport security without a boarding pass and stowing away on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles earlier this week was arrested again Thursday at Los...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Albino Redwood Moved 450 Feet]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:10:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/080714-rare-tree.jpg
A Chester County man has been arrested after police say he shot his kitten up with heroin, choked it with a rope and slammed it to the ground. James Paul Myers, 24, has been charged with cruelty to animals, drug...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Man Resembling Steve Jobs Photographed in Brazil]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:47:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/080714-jobs.jpg
Paying tribute to the late, great Steve Jobs.

Photo Credit: Reddit]]>
<![CDATA[Real or Hoax? Bear Walks on Legs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bear-Generic.jpg
Archaeologists surveying land near Scott's Plantation in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have discovered the site of decades-old slave barracks. The land they're focused on had belonged to Francis Scott...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Boa Still on the Loose in South Jersey Town]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Boa-on-the-Loose-New-Pic.jpg
A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. In April 2012, 14 mini-baccarat players racked up the winnings over 41...

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Photo Credit: Lower Township]]>
<![CDATA[Private Bus Gets Stuck, Blocks Muni Tracks ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:41:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08-05-2014-stuck-bus.jpg
Tech buses may be used to navigating the flat roads of Silicon Valley, but apparently this bus driver isn't used to the hills of San Francisco.

Photo Credit: SFist/Arthur Patterson]]>
<![CDATA[Company Pays Settlement in Buckets of Loose Change]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:01:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Andres+Carrasco.jpg
A 48-year-old man in Southern California killed in a flash flood in the San Bernardino County mountains was a father of two who loved the outdoors, family and friends said Monday.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Tortoise Reunited With Human Family]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 21:51:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/dirk+the+turtle.JPG
The owner of a pit bull who survived a 25-foot plunge from a New York City highway has stepped forward, according to veterinary office caring for the wounded pooch. The animal hospital caring for the canine says...

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Police Take in 150-Pound Tortoise]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 12:36:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/alhambra-tortoise-found.jpg
It took two officers to take a 150-pound tortoise into custody, the Alhambra Police Department said in a Facebook post Saturday. "The tortoise did try to make a run for it; but, our officers are pretty

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Department via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA["ManServants," New SF Startup, Promises to Cater to Whoever Pays Them]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:24:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/manservant-th.jpg
A Miami Beach homicide detective will get his job back and back pay after he successfully argued that he tested positive for cocaine last year because he had used a sexual aid cream a few days before the...]]>
<![CDATA[Social Media Cop Live Tweets Elderly Car Crash 800 Miles Away]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:22:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/07+31+2014+palo+alto+crash+5.jpg
Facebook will become the first private company in the country to bankroll a full-time beat cop, and several experts say this is likely a blueprint for many more similar partnerships.]]>